Is there a chance my external hard drive could be infected?
My laptop has **** itself. It's either the hard drive or viruses. It gave my a few options to try and restore it (which didn't work), to save everything externally (which I'm hoping I did properly) or to factory reset (which I didn't want to do incase I didn't save everything to the external hard drive).
So anyway I haven't had the cash to take my laptop to a professional. I just got given a free laptop from my mum. I want to check if I did save everything to my hard drive but am now scared incase it has any infected files.
I plan on getting a paid full subscription anti virus before I start using my new laptop. So should I just wait until then to check my hard drive?
- DavidLv 75 years ago
Any of the free anti viruses will be sufficient to check your external hard drive, download and install either AVAST! or AVG
Install the AV plug in the drive and do a custom scan of the external drive.